- An extensive bibliography in print is compiled by John Held Jr, Mail Art : an annotated bibliography (Metuchen/London 1991). The bibliography contains over 2100 annotated citations to books, newspaper and magazine articles, catalog essays, and other sources. The cited materials may be very difficult to find, but the annotations alone provide much useful information.
- Géza Perneczky
Network Atlas. Works and Publications by the People of the First Network. Volume 1 - A - N. A Historical Atlas for the Post-Fluxus Movements as Mail Art, Visual Poetry, Copy Art, Stamp Art & Other Relative Trends with Addresses, Projects, Publications & Exhibition Events (Unedited manuscript for letter size). Update: April 2003.
Network Atlas. Works and Publications by the People of the First Network. Volume 2: O-Z.
- Two publications that Géza Perneczky (Koeln, Germany) wrote about the mail-artists he discovered in his longtime research. In the publications he gives a lot of information on who is who and which projects they have done over the years.
- Michael Lumb
Mail Art 1955 to 1995. Democratic art as social sculpture (October 1997).
- Michael Crane and Mary Stofflet (eds.)
Correspondence art. Source book for the network of international postal art activity. Contemporary documents, 2 (San Francisco 1984).
- Friedrich Winnes und Lutz Wohlrab (Hrsg.)
Mail Art Szene DDR 1975-1990 (Haude & Spener : Berlin 1994). See also 'DDR Mail Art 1979-1990', in Entwerter/oder No. 46 (1992).
- Chuck Welch
Networking currents. Contemporary mail art. Subjects and issues (Boston 1986).
- New Observations online Issue 124 (Spring 2000) - issue 126 (Fall 2000). Contributions by (among others) Vittore Baroni, Mark Bloch, Clive Phillpot. Not continued. See also Online Library. Reflections on Mail Art.
- ARTICLES, ESSAYS and PAPERS
- Mark Bloch
'Communities Collaged: Mail Art and The Internet', originally appeared in New Observations.
- Michael Crane
'Exhibitions and Publications', in Michael Crane and Mary Stofflet (eds.), Correspondence Art (Contemporary Arts Press : San Francisco 1984). Four page overview of mail art publications from early 1970s to late '70s.
- Dieter Daniels
'Kunst der Kommunikation. Von der Mail Art zu E-Mail', in Neue Bildende Kunst Nr. 5 (1994) 14-18.
- Ken Friedman
'The Early Days of Mail Art. An Historical Overview', in Chuck Welch (ed.), Eternal Network. A Mail Art Anthology (Calgary 1995). Also in Online Library.
- John Held Jr.
'The Mail Art Exhibition. Personal Worlds to Cultural Strategies', in Annemarie Chandler and Norie Neumark (eds.), At a Distance. Precursors to Art and Activism on the Internet (MIT Press : Cambridge MA 2005) 88-115.
- Clemente Padin
Art and People. Latin American Art in Our Time (1997). Circulated in xerox in Latin America; put on the web by 'Light & Dust Anthology of Poetry'. Also in Online Library.
- Stephen Perkins
'Utopian Networks and Correspondence Identities', in Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts (s.a.).
- Piotr Rypson
[lost] 'Mail Art in Poland', published on the site of Baza Sztuki (s.a.).
- George Sherman
'Mail Art. An Overview', in Contemporary Art Southeast (Fall 1980). Put on the web in 1996.